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Karissa Murrell Myers

Adjunct Faculty

Courses Taught

  • THTR 448: The Business of Theatre, a Career in the Arts


Master in Fine Arts in Performance, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts, Boise State University


Karissa Murrell Myers is a Hapa American theatre artist based in Chicago, where she works as an actor, playwright, producer, and casting director. As a playwright, her work has been developed and/or produced at Strawdog Theatre, Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, American Blues Theatre, The Gift Theatre, Silk Road Rising, Our Perspective: Asian American Plays, and Bramble Theatre Company, where she serves as Artistic Director and Co-Founder. Her stage acting credits include working at Court Theatre, Remy Bumppo, Goodman Theatre, The House Theatre of Chicago, and Renaissance Theaterworks. Television work includes Chicago Med, Chicago PD, The Big Leap, Exorcist, and Electric Dreams. She is the resident Casting Director for Strawdog, and works as freelance casting director and consultant for various theatre companies around the US. In 2020, she was featured as one of the American Theatre Magazine’s “Theatre Workers You Should Know” for her work in casting. MFA in Performance from University of Hawaii, BA in Theatre Arts from Boise State University, and proud graduate of The School at Steppenwolf 2019.

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